Member News

Portland City Council adopts new deconstruction ordinance to save quality, historic materials

7 Jul 2016

Portland, ORE – Today, Portland City Council adopted an ordinance, including code language, which requires projects seeking a demolition permit of a house or duplex to fully deconstruct that structure if it was built in 1916 or earlier or is a designated historic resource. With Council’s unanimous approval of that ordinance, Portland became the first city in the country to ensure that valuable materials from our demolished hous

Earn Credits for the DEQ Clean Fuels Program

1 Jul 2016

Do you:

Own a charger for an electric vehicle? Own a dispenser for propane or natural gas? Produce or import biomethane in Oregon?

Then you may be eligible to earn clean fuel credits. These credits can be sold to fuel importer as a way for them to comply with state clean fuels standards through the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s Oregon Clean Fuels Program.

Metro Stakeholder Update: Product Stewardship for Household Hazardous Waste

24 Feb 2016

Metro held its first stakeholder meeting on product stewardship for HHW on January 25th. The meeting covered the challenges of HHW, defined extended producer responsibility and outlined how it could be used for HHW.

The meeting also covered Metro’s Approach to EPR for HHW and provided an in-depth overview of Oregon Bill HB 3251-1 as well as a facilitated discussion covering the scope of covered products, program financing, and program performance.

The intention of the discussion was to help clarify the intent of the legislation and identify areas of stakeholder concern.